Yossi Feintuch: Forsaking motherhood for the sake of the child – biblical examples

Given Moses' authentic Egyptian name  (Mose, i.e., ''one who is born'' and hence ''son'', as Robert Alter posits) given to him by his adoptive mother, as well as Moses' later overall self-identification as an Egyptian (alluded to in Exodus 2:19, 22), the immensity of Jochebed's selfless radical solution is self-evident -- let my child live even if raised by an Egyptian.